The Duty of Care in Negligence: James Plunkett Hart Studies in Private Law, Bloomsbury, 2018

Samantha Kontra

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Abstract

Duty of care in negligence law is one of the most unclear legal principles in tort law. While duty of care in Australia, Canada and the UK all came from similar origins, the current state of duty of care is complicated by the way that each jurisdiction has diverged. In this review I examine Plunkett’s book, which aims to untangle the ‘mess’1 of duty of care, or, at least, to propose ways to move through the mess.
Although my commentary primarily focuses on the Australian perspective, Plunkett’s comparison between the three jurisdictions outlined above is comprehensive and insightful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages121-125
Number of pages5
Volume21
No.1
Specialist publicationFlinders Law Journal
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Reasonable care
  • Reasonable care (Law)
  • Negligence
  • Torts
  • Book review

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